Arts & Culture

Museums & Art Galleries

Art, culture, and history museums dot the state of Arizona, offering plenty to see and explore. The state is filled with exceptional museums, big and small.

Mountain lion at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

Visit the Phoenix area for the Heard Museum—including both a main museum and two smaller outposts—offering an outstanding collection of Arizona American Indian art, artifacts, crafts, photography, and other cultural and historical exhibits. Just down the road, the Phoenix Art Museum houses more than 17,000 works of classic and modern art, and hosts traveling exhibitions from world-famous artists. Play instruments from around the world at MIM: Musical Instrument Museum, which is the world's only global musical instrument museum.

In Southern Arizona, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block exhibits American, Western, and Latin American art, as well as contemporary and modern art.

The award-winning Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the ideal destination to see desert wildlife up close. See birds of prey whiz by in free flight during the renowned Raptor Free Flight exhibit.

The Pima Air & Space Museum boasts an impressive history and character with more than 300 aircraft across 80 acres.

The Titan Missile Museum, a national historic landmark located in Sahuarita, showcases well preserved missiles from the Cold War era.

Further north, in Prescott, the Phippen Museum showcases the art and heritage of the American West, while Flagstaff culture and art aficionados turn to the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Set aside ample time to visit Arizona's outstanding museums. The state's history, culture, and beauty is captured and told beautifully throughout the museum walls.

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Ak-Chin Him-Dak Eco-Museum

The Him-Dak EcoMuseum was established to collect, analyze, preserve, protect, promote and teach various aspects of the Ak-Chin heritage,...

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Amerind Museum

Nestled in spectacular Texas Canyon in southeastern Arizona, the Amerind's 1600-acre campus is located in the ancestral homeland of the...

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Arcosanti & Cosanti Foundation

Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. Our goal is to actively pursue...

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Arizona Capitol Museum

The Arizona Capitol Museum serves as a symbol of the state's vast and colorful history. The museum creates authentic educational...

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Arizona Heritage Center

The Arizona Heritage Center features exhibits spanning more than 100 years of central Arizona's history and introduces visitors to the life...

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Arizona History Museum

Experience the stories and artifacts of Arizona personalities such as Geronimo and Wyatt Earp, as well as Emperor and Empress Maximilian...

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Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and...

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Arizona Railway Museum

The Arizona Railway Museum was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit, educational and historical organization. The Museum features a 1906 steam...

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Arizona Science Center

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the center provides attendees numerous interactive experiences, along with daily demonstrations...

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Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum offers many opportunities to experience the Native cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest, and northern Mexico...

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This indoor and outdoor museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert by protecting native plants and animals, providing educational...

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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum offers a chance to explore the ruins and artifacts of the Salado Indians who inhabited the...